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The Mike Huckabee Story

An Intimate Look

For the first time, the former governor of Arkansas opens up the vault to friend and biographer W. Scott Lamb (Pujols: More Than the Game, 2011) to tell his life story. In this thoroughly unique biography of one of the most likeable, influential leaders in America, Lamb covers the entire scope of Mike Huckabee’s life and career. With full, unfettered access to Governor Huckabee’s personal library, files, and family records, fans will finally get the definitive account of one humble man’s rise to political prominence.

Readers are introduced to young Michael Dale Huckabee, son of a local fireman in Hope, Arkansas. Huckabee would soon share the same grade school teacher as Bill Clinton, who is nine years his senior. Huckabee’s collegiate aspirations took him to Ouachita Baptist University, where he graduated in two and a half years and met his future wife, Janet. Huckabee also honed his musical talents, becoming a bass player and forming the band Capitol Offense. Later he would also serve at the side of television personality James Robison during the early years of his television ministry. He hit his ministerial stride in the early 1980s, when he took the helm of Immanuel Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, from 1980 to 1986.

Most people, however, know Mike Huckabee as a politician. In 1994, he became lieutenant governor and faced the now infamous Whitewater scandal that sent then-governor Jim Guy Tucker into court to face felony charges of corruption and fraud. In the interim Huckabee decided to run for governor, but not before Tucker would change his mind at the eleventh hour and cause a statewide constitutional crisis that challenged Huckabee to the core. Huckabee’s courageous handling of the debacle endeared him to the hearts of many citizens, causing him to serve as the forty-fourth governor of Arkansas from 1996 until 2007.

Huckabee also takes a good look at other difficult decisions he faced. In 2000 he granted clemency to prisoner Maurice Clemmons, who, while on parole, moved to Washington State and murdered four policemen in 2009. Huckabee was forced to field question after question about this case during his 2008 presidential bid—a race in which he finished second to John McCain.

Today, Mike Huckabee is known for his television program on the Fox News channel and as a potential contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. His many fans will now have the opportunity to get to know the man behind the famous, reassuring smile.

From the Inside Flap: This book will give a greater understanding of this good man to every reader. --Rex M. Horne, Former President of Ouachita Baptist University

...provides an objective but sympathetic introduction to the colorful life of Governor Mike Huckabee. Lamb has caught the essence of the man, the essence of his character, and has revealed the gentle spirit of a great man. One may not agree with all of Lamb's conclusions, but what is important is that he has provided us with an accurate portrayal of a man whose Christianity has permeated the deepest levels of his life. This book is a great read for this year.--Paige Patterson, President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Scott Lamb brilliantly captures the remarkable journey of Mike Huckabee. --James Robison, Founder and President, LIFE Outreach International  

You will feel your own spine stiffen with resolve as you read this enjoyable biography of Huckabee, written by our friend Scott Lamb." --David and Jason Benham  

If you thought you knew the Governor before reading this book, think again!--Stu Epperson, Jr., President of The Truth Network

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